Sun, Dec 10|
Trinity Lutheran Church & Schools
Worship for Third Sunday of Advent
Being Present with Joy
Time & Location
Dec 10, 2023, 10:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church & Schools, 6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, USA
The Gift of Being Present
Advent Three - Being Present with Joy
Today we will read the words of Isaiah offering a prophetic vision that Jesus then claims for his ministry. Likewise, we are called to claim the gift of being fully present with all people — those who mourn, those who grieve, those who have suffered indignity and oppression. Mary’s Magnificat is prophetic as well. She claims the overturning of injustice even before it has come to pass. In the difficulty of her situation, she “sings” with joy about the very real presence of God growing within her.
The weekend gathering of the scattered church, in-person and online, to celebrate in word, song & sacrament the word of God in our lives throughout the week. Worship is a way of life that happens every day wherever we are, but we gather to celebrate the Spirit’s work in us and through us. Language and patterns will be adapted to our new reality.